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The health-care industry is a labyrinth of government regulations and monopolies. It should surprise no one that prices are increasing rapidly.
Why the huge price increases associated with the ACA? Obamacare has too much risk and too little population of healthy individuals to bear the cost.
HealthPolitical TheoryPrivate Property
Some health-industry interest groups think you have too much freedom when it comes to contact lenses.
The cronyist American Medical Association has forced doctors to choose between protecting "the profession" and protecting their patients.
Some medical facilities are opting out of the whole health insurance bureaucracy to make care less expensive.
HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory
The US government will outlaw yet another plant that has long been used for herbal remedies, magically transforming users into criminals overnight.
HealthU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition
For decades, governments have been manipulating our views of what medical schools are, and what they should be.
HealthTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory
There is no bright line that divides the allegedly "free-market" US from the "socialist" welfare states of Western Europe.
The larger government becomes, the more important it is to have it on your side.
Americans enjoy one of the world's highest incomes levels. But their fondness for spending means they have have relatively low levels of wealth.